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Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Enter Phase III Trials In Next Two Months, WHO Says

Reuters: Pivotal Ebola vaccine trials to start this month or next: WHO
“Final-stage trials of experimental Ebola vaccines will begin in January or February in the worst-hit West African countries as scientists and drugmakers race to block the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 1/8).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: vaccine trials can offer ‘signs of hope’ says U.N. health chief
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Thursday] convened in Geneva its second-ever high-level meeting on Ebola vaccines access and financing to review the current status of clinical trials and plans for Phase II and Phase III efficacy trials. … The most advanced candidate Ebola vaccine is scheduled to enter Phase III efficacy clinical trials in West Africa in January/February 2015, and if shown effective — will be available for deployment a few months later…” (1/8).

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